Both are slice of life with a very similar calm athmosphere, following a group of high school friends everyday life, while sometimes going deeper into their feelings and relationships with others. Added with a sprinkle of humour and some inklings of romance both are very good series to read and relax to.
Remove Haruhi and Mori, remove the extreme rich school setting and make them all "commoners" and you´ll have Kimi to Boku. Just imagine Ouran without the boys being hosts but instead, Childhood friends, and with a more slow pacing. Replace Ouran´s comedy with slice of life. You´ll get a cheerful mixed blood blonde, a serious intelligent megane, funny twins, and a fluffy boy that likes cute things living their daily lives in extreme fun.
Also, although both center in friendship, both have a love triangle.
Not only do the characters have similar personality aspects, (The twins Yuuki and Yuuta have the same teasing and hilarious qualities as hikaru and kaoru, kaname is like a combination kyouya and tamaki etc.) they have some of the same key points or genres like friendship and most predominately comedy! If you like the comedy in one then you'll like the comedy in the other.
Immensely different yet complementary characters are the trademark of the series. Even if both offer a relatively large set of main characters, each is given an equitable amount for depth and development. Essentially, the focal points of both are: friendship, fun and enjoyment, and turning humdrum everyday life into an extraordinary and momentous one!
Daily life and high school life, featuring randomness and pure enjoyment in a high school boy's life. Comprised of several extraordinarily memorable characters, both will surely keep you laughing and, to a certain extent, make you relate to them.
Both manga have a light comedy that will give you a giggle or two. Both have interesting male leads: a laid-back anime lover, a cutesy guy that gets classified as a girl sometimes and a handsome tsundere. Both manga have a little romance along the way and each for one of the boys.
Both series adapts a casual way of storytelling that expresses friendship and romance. There is a colorful cast of characters that consists of main and female characters. Taking place in a school life setting, we see their daily life experiences. There is an adequate amount of realism especially with it comes to youth. Both series contains lighthearted comedy that is charming and can make almost anyone laugh.
Ame Nochi Hare is the gender bender/fantasy version of KtB:
- Both feature a group of boys hanging out and their daily lives with a touch of romance.
- Both have a serious dark haired megane, a cheerful blonde, twins.
- Both have an older guy/teacher helping them.
- Both have unrequited love and a love triangle.